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  1. I can't believe I'm mentioning this already, but as some of the dates listed below are looming I thought I ought to! If your still not sure when to order by then contact us for advice.

    If you'd like to send your order somewhere other than your own billing address, simply add a different delivery address when placing your order. We'll add a gift note and even wrap it for you if you request it in the note section of the order form or by email.

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  2. Alice Barnes Pleated Rings

    I've been working on these designs for some time, so it was thrilling to finally unleash them on my KickStart stand at International Jewellery London last week! The rings continue the theme of paper inspired pleats and folds, with a dash of Art Deco styling and contemporary edge to suit vintage lovers and geometric devotees alike.

    There are three core designs; the Pleated Fan, Pleated Petal and Pleated Bow. Choose to have yours set with a London Blue Topaz or Black Sapphire (or no stone at all in the Pleated Fan), and a matt silver finish or gold vermeil. You can of course request another type of stone, but I've chosen these in particular for their strength and colour. 

    Black is often found in Art Deco design, so the Black Sapphire sits perfectly with the aesthetic of these vintage inspired rings, especially when paired with gold vermeil. It's a Sapphire of such a dark blue that it appears black, and is quite often overlooked in jewellery. It is still one of the hardest gems though, so it's far better suited to rings than Onyx or Jet, and not nearly as dear as a diamond! Blue is a classic ring gem colour, and brings out the contemporary edge in the rings. I've always loved the depth and steeliness of a London Blue Topaz compared to Blue Sapphires or other shades of Topaz, so it was my first choice. It's a hardy gem too, so it will remain safe set in your paper inspired jewellery.

    Perfect as paper anniversary gifts, these rings are designed to be worn as dress rings and are the perfect accompaniment to any evening or occasion wear. Get in touch if you would like yours set with an alternative stone and we'll see what we can do.